Edinburgh International Film Festival are working with the Wellcome Trust this year to offer an Ideas generating Lab for Scottish screenwriters. At the end of this Lab, Wellcome are hosting an industry event as part of the main programme for delegates and students looking at where ideas come from both creatively and scientifically.
The event will take place at 15:30 on Friday 19th June. In addition to writers, the panellists will include a neuroscientist who will talk about the neurological side of the ideas process. I will be taking part as a writer, and talking about how I come up with ideas and about my creative processes.
Professor Stephen Lawrie from the University of Edinburgh will cover the scientific part of the discussion. EIFF have also invited Simon Pummel (Brand New-U) and Paul Fraser (A Room for Romeo Brass) to take part.
Wellcome Trust Presents: Ideas Don’t Just Grow on Trees
15:30 – 16:45
Traverse Theatre 2 - EIFF Delegate Centre
Where do ideas come from? Meet our panel of writers, filmmakers and neuroscientists who will look at the creative process of generating ideas and how the science behind that process takes effect.